Goblin-shark meaning

A species of mackerel shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, that has a long snout-like protrusion from its forehead and grows to 3.8 meters in length.
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Origin of goblin-shark

  • A calque of Japanese テングザメ (tenguzame), from 天狗 (てんぐ, tengu, “a mythical creature with a long nose”) + 鮫 (サメ, same, “shark”).
    From Wiktionary